University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, Ohio

Enrollment: 23,000 undergrads, 4,200 graduate students
Public, 4-year, Coed
Calendar: Semester (New!)
Primarily a commuter campus, but has plenty of housing on campus.

Tour Impressions
The campus is large enough to have a big school feel, yet small enough that students run into friends throughout the day. This urban campus has an interesting mix of architectural styles: historical red brick buildings stand side by side ultra-modern facilities displaying unique design and material choices such as metal, glass, and cement.

The new Tangeman University Student Center is decorated with the Bearcat colors of
black, red, and white. Study areas are available on the first floor while a variety of restaurants are located on the lower level. A large open space with trees in the heart of campus plays host to student rallies, outdoor concerts, and pick-up games of tag football. Two undergraduate residential towers are being renovated.

Academic Strengths
For Freshmen – Students that enter as undeclared majors participate in the Center for Exploratory Studies which helps them define their interests and career path.

Honors Program – Students with an ACT of 32 or greater are automatically reviewed for the honors program.

Several of the most notable fields of study include the College of Engineering, College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning and the College Conservatory of Music.

The Engineering program is recognized for its coop program; the first in the nation. Beginning in the fall of sophomore year, students alternate between a semester of classes and then a semester of a paid coop experience. As a result, the engineering program takes five years to complete.  The UC Engineering advisors have established relationships with both employers locally as well as throughout the country. Students must apply for coop positions, going through an interview process just like a real job hunt. These paid work opportunities not only assist students in covering the cost of their education, but also ensures they gain valuable, hands-on experience that provides a competitive advantage in securing employment upon graduation.

The College Conservatory of Music is renowned for producing musicians and vocalists who go on to successful careers performing in their art. Take a walk through the CCM Village and you’ll hear students rehearsing their instruments or vocal performances.

The Music Major includes divisions in Performance Studies, Ensembles and Conducting, Keyboard Studies, Music Education, and Composition/Musicology/Theory.

The Musical Theatre major is ranked #4 in the country. As of 5/30/12, every show playing on Broadway had at least one University of Cincinnati graduate in the cast. Students can also concentrate in Opera, Drama, Arts Administration or Theatre Design and Production

The Dance and Electronic Media (E-Media) programs are stellar.

The College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning offers outstanding programs such as Urban Planning, Fashion Design, Industrial Design and Interior Design. Students in these majors are also required to participate in the Coop Program.

The Greater Cincinnati area.
The trip from downtown Cincinnati to the University of Cincinnati campus reveals the impact of the city’s economic hardships. Many homes are abandoned and boarded-up. Local government and activists are working hard to restore the charm of the city; adding a trolley system that will take residents and visitors throughout the downtown area. A new massive ‘Horseshoe Casino’ is under construction with the hopes of creating thousands of needed jobs and bringing additional revenue to the community.

Cincinnati has done an excellent job of developing a hub of professional sports venues right on the riverbank. The Reds Baseball Field and Bengals Football Stadium are separated by an inviting park perfect for pre-game tailgating and post-game celebrations. The city is also recognized for its commitment to the arts.

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